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In primary victories, 'strange bedfellows' indeed

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INDIANAPOLIS -

The only consistent thread through Indiana's otherwise lackluster 2014 primary elections may be the realization that politics indeed makes strange bedfellows.

Diverse groups united to oust three incumbents, for reasons equally as diverse.

In northeast Indiana, unions and tea partyers joined to oust Republican Rep. Rebecca Kubacki. She was one of two House members to lose in the area.

Sen. John Waterman lost in southwestern Indiana.

Republican strategist Pete Seat said the odd pairings are really signs of good coalition-building. Seat called the ability to rally disparate groups and people to a common goal an essential in politics.

Gay marriage opponents were quick to claim victory last week. But they may have had a tougher time without the support of Republican union members in at least one race.

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